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Holcim Philippines forecasts moderate 2012 growth

27 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines expects to achieve growth of 5-6 per cent this year, chief operations officer Roland van Wijen has said, following a challenging 2011. Last year the company reported a 47.1 per cent decline in net profit from PHP3.84bn to PHP21.62bn due to weak demand and higher production costs. Sales, meanwhile, dropped nine per cent to PHP21.62bn. Speaking to the Philippine Star, Van Wijen said:  “Last year was a challenging year for us because the reduced government spending mean...

Cemex Philippines signs deal for WHR plant

21 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex Philippines is to construct a waste heat recovery power plant at its Solid Cement plant in Antipolo City, Rizal Province. Cemex regional president for Asia, Joaquin Miguel Estrada, announced the plan following the signing of an agreement with Sinoma Energy Conservation of China who will build the waste heat-to-energy facility, a first for the Cemex group of cement plants worldwide. “Cemex is a company that wants to achieve a corporate objective of lower operational costs, and also pu...

Holcim Phillippines expects sales recovery

06 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc expects sales to recover this year on positive economic indicators alongside an anticipated early-spending boost in the run up to the 2013 elections, reports the Business Mirror of the Philippines. Holcim Philippines Chief Operating Officer, Roland van Wijnen, told the newspaper that 2012 sales volume could grow five percent with an “upside potential.” “We look positively toward the first six months,” said van Wijnen. Holcim Philippines reported earlier that 2...

Siam raises stake in Philippine firm, mulling Myanmar plans

29 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement has reached a deal to raise its stake in a listed Philippine building materials firm from 40 per cent to 80 per cent in a deal valued at THB1bn (US$33m). However, the company has declined to name the firm, but it is thought to be Mariwasa Siam Holdings of which the company owns 40 per cent according to its latest annual report. Siam chief executive Kan Trakulhoon declined to confirm. Mr Trakulhoon said it would make a decision by the end of this year on weather i...

Weak demand and high input costs hit Holcim Philippines earnings

24 February 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines posted a net earnings of PHP2.03bn, down 47.27% from the PHP3.85bn it earned in 2010 as weaker cement demand and higher input costs impacted revenue but said it is cautiously optimistic for the year ahead. The company said cement consumption fell after a very strong market in election year 2010. Simultaneously, continuous rises in coal and electricity hiked the company’s energy costs per ton by 14 per cent. “The environment in 2011 was certainly tough, but I believe ...